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Felony Arrest in Hart County

Date of News Release: 05/19/2011

(Bowling Green, Ky.) -- On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, Trooper Daniel White with the Kentucky State Police, Post 03 Bowling Green, attempted to stop a white 1996 Toyota Corolla for speeding on U.S. 31-W. The driver, Melinda Czarnyszka, of La Vergne TN, failed to stop after Trooper White's emergency equipment was activated. Ms. Czarnvszka accelerated to a high rate of speed in an attempt to flee Trooper White. The pursuit went approximately 6 miles from Bonnieville, KY and ended in Munfordville, KY.

At the conclusion of the pursuit, Ms. Czarnyszka, was apprehended after a brief altercation and was placed into custody. She was charged with several traffic violations as well as DUI, Wanton Endangerment, Fleeing or Evading police in a motor vehicle, Resisting Arrest, 2 counts of assault 3rd on a police officer, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was treated at Caverna Memorial Hospital, and then lodged in the Hart County Jail. Trooper White was assisted by Officer Derick Murphy with Munfordville Police Department.

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